|Creator:||Diaz, Manuel., creator|
between 1450 and 1500
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Manuscript on paper (with parchment leaves interspersed) of Manuel Diaz, Libre de cavalls; this treatise in Valencian dialect was translated into Spanish by Martin Martinez de Ampies and published under the title Llibre de menescalia (Saragossa: Paul Horus, 1499). With Three Drawings of horses including: f. 1r the effects of the signs of the zodiac on the horse; f.1v anatomical parts of the horse (incomplete); and f. 2r the proper locations for bloodletting (?). And Sixty-five diagrams of bits for horses, some with explanations in red. Written by a single person in Spanish fere-humanistic script.
Belonged to Guglielmo Libri (1803-69); his sale (Sotheby's, 28 March 1859, no. 313; 25 July 1862, no. 124). Collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 16379; tag on spine; note on front flyleaf). Purchased from Robinson's in 1947 as the gift of the Yale Library Associates.
Watermarks: similar to Piccard Turm 132-47 and Briquet Tete humaine 15670.
In addition to the illustrations mentioned, there is on f. 40r a drawing of a knight in armor on horseback, in red, blue, green. He holds a shield with the arms of Alfonso V, King of Aragon (d. 1458): per pale argent, a lion rampant gules; bendy of 4, argent and gules. 2-line red initials with penwork in black at beginning of each text section. Headings, paragraph marks, and strokes on initials, in red. Remains of directions to rubricator along lower edge.
Fifteenth-century binding: Original sewing on three slit-strap, tawed supports laced to the inside of beech boards and pegged. Plain wound endbands with a secondary, multi-colored sewing on tawed cores. The spine is square and lined with vellum between supports, the sewing supports slightly defined. Covered in brown goatskin, blind-tooled with concentric frames, the spine diced. Two fastenings, the catches on the lower board decorated with floral designs, the clasps wanting. Repaired.
Cataloged from microfilm by Albert Derolez.
Manuel Diaz, Libre de Cavalls. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Blanks at end contemporary with watermark consistent with some MS leaves.
ff. ii + 153 + xxi : paper ; 300 x 210 (175 x 119) mm.
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